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John Skipper
Most Creative People 2010

John Skipper

President

ESPN
Most Creative People

Count John Skipper as the person responsible for making the South African vuvuzela an American household name. The avid soccer fan plunked down $100 million to get ESPN the rights to broadcast the 2010 FIFA World Cup in the U.S. and sent 200 staffers to cover the championship in South Africa.

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